|Review by 489tad||posted 03-12-2013 11:16 PM||2462 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
Early Monday morning I walked out the front door and saw my garage door had been open all night long. Lucky for me the neighborhood hooligans were busy somewhere else or I could have easily been cleaned out. Not anymore. I purchased and installed the Garage Butler. It automatically closes the door after a preset time. The hard wired system is easy to install. Mount the magnets on the door and track. Run the wires back to the garage door switch/button. Connect the Garage Butler to the switch and plug in for power. It has six preset closing times, 3mins to 60mins. It beeps to let you know when its closing and works with the safety features of the garage door. I purchased it from Amazon, just over forty dollars with shipping. The unit works as advertized. I gave it 4 stars due the thin aluminum brackets that hold the magnets. They will easily bend if bumped.
There are other similar products on the market. One attaches directly to the opener motor and wired to the connectors. Its powered by a 9 volt battery. Not sure of its price and its features.
With my tools, garden tools and a small collection of bicycles, forty dollars is a small price for peace of mind.
-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.